Vendor today told me it's a feature, not a bug, that their software doesn't understand time zones. Triple checked just now that it is 2019 and not 1819.

@max Is it like a real time synchronization software? That is the only time I can see Time Zones getting "pointless"

@doolbneerg It's an IoT device telemetry firm. They don't know what time zone their devices are reporting in, they don't realize what time zone their DB thinks it's storing everything in, they don't understand how ASP.NET handles time zones in ISO 8601 times or how that is passed to the DB. Their "time zone agnostic" approach is simply weird ignorance that doesn't make any sense to me in 2019 for a company in America with it's four time zones to pay attention to.

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Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.